Bucharest based artists Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán work in a range of media spanning installation, drawing, video, and performance. Having started working as a duo since 2011, they apply research-based methodologies to reveal the invisible patterns behind certain historical, social, or geopolitical narratives.
For their solo show at LISTE, the artists continue their recent extensive project titled “Debrisphere” - an investigation on the phenomenon of man-made landscapes which are often the result of conflicts and wars. The artists have coined the term “Debrisphere” to refer to this, as yet unnamed, stratum of the earth’s crust. They employ seemingly “scientific tools” in order to imagine and map this new strata, in which destruction, the making and marking of landscape (as a form of spatial modification) go hand in hand with heightened state violence and the overexploitation of resources.